Re: I took this photo right at dusk, tell me what you think

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Paul Heslop, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. Seriously, though, William, I know folks seem to think having a gun
    Funny....I have just the opposite take....At 70, it really doesn't matter
    whether the muggers are armed or not....Any 20 year old mugger (and most of
    them are about that age) can kill me with his bear hands. (I am 70,
    overweight, diabetic, and arthritic.) So, removing all the guns from the
    society (even if that were possible) wouldn't make any difference to me at
    all. I would still need mine to stand even half a chance of surviving. It
    has stood me in good stead all of my life. I know very well how to use it.
    (as reading my essay would demonstrate) And, I regularly practice with it.
    It may not save my life in the future as it has done twice in the past, but
    if it doesn't, well at least I will have done my best, and not just given
    myself up at no cost at all.......
     
    William Graham, Mar 29, 2006
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  2. Yes.....I am reminded of what the young guy said when busted for
    carrying....."Better that the man catch you with it, than the boy catch you
    without it."
     
    William Graham, Mar 29, 2006
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  3. Don't have to.....Except I doubt if I can spell Pate de foux.....(or
    whatever) My mom used to make a passable one out of chicken livers and hard
    boiled eggs.......Saved a lot of geese, I expect.......
     
    William Graham, Mar 29, 2006
  4. As the difference between 0 and 1 is -- /infinite/?

    No. the difference between 0 and 1 is 1. - Or, perhaps, -1, depending on
    which one you subtract from which.......
     
    William Graham, Mar 29, 2006
  5. But Nixon gave us, "Peace with honor in Vietnam".......That's what he
    promised, and that's what we got......Now, I think we'll let some Democrat
    give us, "Peace with honor in Iraq." And we'll see if he/she gets the same
    credit for it that Nixon got.........
     
    William Graham, Mar 29, 2006
  6. Because "Once the State is established, there is no further need for
    philosophers." -- Plato, /Res Publika/

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    Dennis M. Hammes, Mar 29, 2006
  7. True, but how do you define "self defense". The concept is not the same in
    2002 as it was in 1902. As the world becomes more and more complicated, we
    have to change our definitions to keep up.......
     
    William Graham, Mar 29, 2006
  8. ....
    Argh, no, Patton was not a good example. What made him better than
    What lives? - Only about a million Russian soldiers, perhaps, and Stalin was
    destined to kill 30 times that many anyway......No, 1945 was the best time
    to do it. Every housewife in the US was working in a munitions plant....We
    were totally geared up for war, and we had the best army ever assembled on
    the face of the earth......
     
    William Graham, Mar 29, 2006
  9. Paul Heslop

    Paul Heslop Guest

    Well, Marg, it's been great hearing from you again but I have been
    asked to stop contributing to this xposted thread as it covers half of
    usenet :O) If you're still in RAP I may pop round one day.

    Take care
     
    Paul Heslop, Mar 29, 2006

  10. Tell me, does a TrVe Protestant maintain his ignorance /solely/ in
    order to use the word "spurious," or does his ignorance actually
    serve other functions?
    Social ones, perhaps?
    Like drinking tea from an empty cup?

    GeeZ, you make us sound like a bunch of Mexicans.
    Look closely.
    A bunch of Mexicans would have had only /two/ pickups.

    Okay, let's leave. The most likely country to swoop down on the
    smoking remains like wolves upon the fold are the Iranians.
    Or maybe the Turks.
    Or maybe the Saudis.
    Historically, however, it was the British.
    Is /that/ why you want us out, really truly?
    So you can make another /deal/ with the French to screw us while
    our backs are turned?
    Hey, we /know/ that Old Trick, 99.
    Bishop Tommy showed us the PIC-ture.
    Hey, little boi, a soldier /always/ wants to /prove/ his training.
    Any student does. You gotta fix the mistakes before they multiply
    and/or poison other data.
    Any student would have known that, too.

    BTW, the U.S. /has/ cheap oil.
    The rest of the United Nations do not.
    But Europe, especially, does not. They've just got the highest
    per capita of dependents outside Japan desperate to bid on it.
    Can /you/ say, "auction"?
    Does this give you a /clue/, little boi, as to why 164 "nations"
    seD "okay," while the few Big Little Bois who needed to look
    Benevolent At The Moment seD, "Pouty-pout" and OPEC seD, "SCREEEEEECH"?
    Well, then, does it give you clue as to why not one socialist one
    of you has changed a single note of his litany in four years?

    See, little boi, when "Yes, my Dread Lord" gets back from Invading
    France, he must arrive under the /guilt/ of having made "thousands
    more weep than did laugh at it," not to mention the "fill[ing] the
    wall up with our English dead" bit.
    So that Canterbury and Ely can meet the returning "Dread Lord"
    with their hands out.
    That'll be 15% for the "Forgiveness."
    Not only are you not up to playing Canterbury, you haven't even
    read Scene I.

    Guess what, little boi.
    See this little bitty scar?
    Then look harder.
    This little bitty scar I got with Henry upon St. Crispin's.
    And you did not.

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    Dennis M. Hammes, Mar 29, 2006
  11. If nothing else, yes. We were in RVN by invitation right up to the
    last Marine off the Embassy roof.
    But as with Iraq, those inviting us to leave were furriners
    themselves.

    I'll take Obviously-Clogged Liberal Heart Felt for 500, please:
    Can little girls with the tops of their heads taken off in
    shredders invite us in to do justice?
    Because law can be conjugated as a regular verb, your answer must
    be in the form of an equation.

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    Dennis M. Hammes, Mar 29, 2006

  12. No, that was them Good Ol' Boys' fight against people who claim to
    /own/ people.
    You know, like 19 April 1775.
    Or 2 July 1863. Say, you took the side of Ownership in that one, too.
    And when Hitler created the Home Land Security (/Geheim Staats
    Polizei/) to own Austrians, Sudetenlanders, Alsatians, Lorrainis, and
    Czechs -- after using Spaniards for target practice -- /you/ seD it
    was "Peace In Our Time."
    Why, you didn't even begin to View With Alarm until he started
    shredding That Other Religion.
    Heavens, he might have picked on /yours/.

    I'll take Clogged Liberal Heart Felt for 1000, please.

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    Dennis M. Hammes, Mar 29, 2006
  13. What's even funnier than misspelled grade-school words is that it was
    that Heart Felt Saint John Candy (Well, /He/ SeD "Candy") who invoked
    -- and extended -- the Selective Service Act of WWII to conscript a
    police force for his Democratic Police Action in Viet Nam.
    When the French walked out of their Iraq with their hands behind
    their heads in 1954 (can /you/ say, "Dienbienphu"?) to Outsource
    their espresso-picking to Juan Valdez, Eisenhower created MACSOG
    under SOP, putting between 4000 and 10,000 military advisors
    variously in RVN from 1955-1960, but Kennedy couldn't give enough
    Liberal Aid to His Fellow Democrats under its TO.
    This was after the Heart Felt Truman (who ordered The Bomb to
    Bring Democracy to Hiroshima and Nagasaki) invoked -- and extended --
    it to repopulate South Korea with Democrats.

    Nixon /ended/ the Selective Service Conscription Act, and "invented"
    the "AVF" or "All-Volunteer Force."

    Once again, it is the "liberals" who claimed to be Born to Own people
    at gunpoint.
    (They must be "Born to" the station, since it is /not/ in U.S.
    law. No matter. If they lose their Ownership of /these/ people,
    they can be "Born Again" to own /those/ people.)

    I'll take Clogged Liberal Heart Felt for 2000, please, Alex.

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    Dennis M. Hammes, Mar 29, 2006
  14. *brrrrrrrk*
    I'm sorry, your answer was not in the form of a language.

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    Dennis M. Hammes, Mar 29, 2006
  15. Yeah, Spurius, we should never have gone into Gaul.
    But the Rhine Maidens had the Gauls with their Gallic hands behind
    their necks, and we felt Sorry for them, so we went.
    Well, we got Iron out of the deal, so it wasn't so bad for /us/.

    But poor Erronius got the fuken Gauls ashore at Hastings not all that
    later, so maybe we shoulda just let the Rhine Maidens have 'em.
    Say, Erronius, weren't your people of the Rhine Maidens at that time?
    No, that's right. The story seZ Beowulf the Geat /saved/ your
    people from the Rhine Maidens.
    So you could go back to swilling and guzzling all day and sleeping
    on the floor of the Great Hall of Shadowville at night.

    I'll take Hinglish Lithrachur for 200, please.

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    Dennis M. Hammes, Mar 29, 2006
  16. Hey, Erronius, howcum /you/ expect to get laid by the Rescued Maidens
    when you're the one refusing to Rescue them?
    Refusing to Rescue Maidens will /never/ bring you piece.

    I'll take Epic Poultry for 200, please.

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    Dennis M. Hammes, Mar 29, 2006
  17. Shredded scraps cannot say anything.
    (Why do you /think/ they were shredded?)

    I'll take Garden Compost for 200, please.

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    Dennis M. Hammes, Mar 29, 2006

  18. What you mean, "our," Paleface?
    You really think pulling your nineteen troops out of Iraq will
    have that much effect?

    I'll take Amphibole for 200, please.

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    Dennis M. Hammes, Mar 29, 2006
  19. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    "Methinks"?
    You tryin' to sound like a knight?
    I don't sound anything like that.
    Your attempted use of the term demonstrates you're not even a
    commaner.
    Get off the stage.

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    Dennis M. Hammes, Mar 29, 2006
  20. WELL, DUH-UH.

    I'll take Heart Felt for 300, please.

    (You do /not/ want me to make it "Priesthood" for 2000. You know,
    the one where the little boi stands outside the sandbox, and pretends
    to Order those in it to do what they were immediately about to do
    anyway. So that he can claim /He/ Gave Them Permission, as in "Yes,
    my Dread Lord, you can invade Iraq."
    (Still, I rather like your Ongoing Exhibition of that TrVe
    Protestant Levelheadedness that enables you to drijb... ah, talk
    equally out of both sides of your mouth at the same time.)

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